Tag Archives: loneliness

Unloneliness – what are you talking about?

Phil Morcom, who works with Leeds City Council’s communications team, looks back at the recent ‘Unloneliness’ conference held at the Civic Hall, attended by over 120 people. Of course it isn’t a real word. We made it up when we … Continue reading

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Spooky spies and social work

Some might think this is the most tenuous link to have ever found itself on the Better Lives blog, but I have form in linking TV shows to social care (see the Coronation Street one). I mean spies of the … Continue reading

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Loneliness, emptiness and an unlit Christmas tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year the song says but we all know that isn’t true for everyone and for many it is a lonely and unhappy time. I met with Fiona Venner, director of Leeds Survivor Led … Continue reading

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Dying to be heard… please

There are some blog subjects that are easy to write and a delight to research. Then there are some which make you stop and shudder; that stay with you long after the words have been written and the ‘save’ button … Continue reading

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Councillor Ogilvie says “au revoir” to Le Grand Depart

Well it maybe “au revoir” to Le Grand Depart which graced our streets a few weeks ago but I thought it might be worth reflecting on this once in a lifetime event from a social care/health perspective and what the … Continue reading

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